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an instrument or apparatus by which numerical value is computed; in radiology, a device for enumerating ionizing events.
Coulter counter an automated instrument for performing blood counts, based on the principle that cells are poor electrical conductors compared with saline solution.
Geiger counter (Geiger-Müller counter) a radiation counter using a gas-filled tube that indicates the presence of ionizing particles. It is very sensitive to β particles but relatively insensitive to γ and x-rays.
scintillation counter a device for detecting ionization events, permitting determination of the concentration of radioisotopes in the body or other substance.


A device that counts, usually scintillations.


A device which quantifies electromagnetic or particular signals from a source.


A device that counts.

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Q. question about frobmyagia what meds can i take over the counter i can take for the pain sometimes its hard to tell the chest pain from the fromyagia pain. i hurt so bad.

A. Except for drugs, other things you can try include aerobic exercise as well as strength exercise, salt bath or biofeedback, although these have less evidence for their effectiveness. Of course, before you start any exercise program, consult your doctor first so you could make it right.

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Q. Does anyone know an over the counter alternative to Lovaza, omega-3 acid ethyl esters? too expensive at Dr

A. there are all sort of companies that sell Omega-3, i buy from a company named Alsepa, but there are dozens of companies. but don't be tempted to buy a very cheap one, because they can be less purified.

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Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham deplored Obama's remarks, saying, "Part of the US president's remarks contradicts the principles of the international law and goes counter to the spirit of the diplomatic negotiations that necessitate avoiding unconstructive slogans and resorting to threats."
that this whole argument about needing to vindicate your statutory rights goes counter to the analysis in Concepcion," says Liz Kramer, a shareholder at Leonard, Street & Deinard and author of the "Arbitration Nation" blog.
Spend hours looking at art--every kind of art including what goes counter to taste.
Lillikas' candidacy leads to further fragmentation of political forces and goes counter to the goal of pursuing a broad and powerful coalition of forces, he argued, accusing Lillikas of "opportunism".
Even Andre the adventurous aviator cannot follow through with Christine without discussing their plan to run away together with her husband, acting out a chivalric behavior that harkens back to the Middle Ages and goes counter to everything Christine, an Austrian, has lately learned about this "foreign" culture.